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How to Permanently Reduce Stubborn Hair on Your Jaw Area

Many people deal with unsightly chin hair that seems to grow back again and again no matter how often it’s plucked, shaved, or waxed. 

While there are plenty of temporary fixes, laser hair removal offers a more permanent solution for smooth skin on the chin area.

At Aesthetics & Wellness, we use advanced laser technology to target and remove those stubborn chin hairs for long-lasting results. 

Read on to learn all about how laser hair removal works on the chin, what you can expect during treatment, aftercare tips, and more. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work on the Chin?

laser hair removal treatment on chin

Laser hair removal is an effective and safe treatment option for removing unwanted hair from the chin area. It works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles using highly concentrated light energy. 

During a laser hair removal treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver laser energy to the treatment area. The technician will place the device directly on the skin and pulse the laser light.

The laser used is typically an Alexandrite or ND:YAG laser. These laser wavelengths are best absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin.

As the laser light penetrates the skin, it targets and heats up the melanin in the hair follicle. This results in damage to the follicle structure responsible for hair regrowth.

Multiple treatments are necessary because hairs grow in different cycles and only hairs in the active growth phase will be affected by each session. Typically 6-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed to achieve optimal long-term hair reduction.

With each repeat treatment, more hairs are damaged at the root. This gradually destroys hair follicles so they cannot regrow new hairs. Up to 90% permanent hair reduction is achievable after the full course of chin laser treatments.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair with long-term results. Here are some of the main benefits:

Permanent Reduction in Hair GrowthMost people see a permanent reduction in hair regrowth after a course of treatments. While you may need an occasional touch-up, laser hair removal provides one of the longest-lasting solutions available.
Elimination of Ingrown HairsLaser treatments can minimize ingrown hairs, bumps, and irritation that frequently accompany shaving and waxing.
Saves Time and MoneyAlthough laser hair removal costs more upfront than methods like shaving and waxing, it leads to permanent hair loss in treated areas, saving time and money in the long run.
PrecisionThe laser only removes hair, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. It precisely targets just the hairs you want removed.
Thinner and Lighter RegrowthAny hair that does grow back after laser removal will be finer, thinner, and lighter in color.
Reduction of Other Skin IssuesLaser hair removal also minimizes the risk of irritated skin, razor bumps, and inflammation.

What Should I Do Before Chin Laser Hair Removal?

Properly preparing for your laser hair removal treatment helps maximize results and prevent complications. Follow these tips:

  1. Shave the area within 24 hours before your appointment to eliminate surface-level hairs. Arrive with a smooth chin.
  2. Avoid plucking, waxing, threading, and hair removal creams for at least 6 weeks pre-treatment. This preserves the follicle for laser targeting.
  3. Stop taking irritating skin products like retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and hydroxy acids approximately 5 days before. They increase sensitivity.
  4. Avoid sun exposure, fake tanning, and self-tanners which can cause adverse skin reactions. In a study published in PubMed Central, UV exposure is shown to increase the incidence of oedema and erythema before and after the IPL treatment.
  5. Arrive with clean skin free of makeup, lotions, creams, perfumes or deodorant. They can absorb the laser light and cause side effects.

Let the team at Ethos Spa know about any concerns you have ahead of your visit so we can take proper precautions for your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

Potential Side Effects of Chin Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is considered very safe when proper protocols and settings are followed. However, some minor side effects can occur:

  • Redness and swelling around the treated area that resolves within a few hours.
  • A slight sunburn-like sensation that subsides within a couple of days.
  • Rarely, blistering or changes in pigmentation if the laser is set too high.
  • Temporary pain or discomfort during the procedure. Topical numbing cream can help with this.
  • Ingrown hairs and infected hair follicles may develop if not cared for properly.

Our experienced technicians take every precaution to make sure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Call us to discuss any concerns ahead of time.

Chin Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

Proper aftercare is crucial for healing, preventing infection, and achieving the best results from your treatment. Be sure to follow these post-treatment skin care guidelines:

  1. Apply an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to the area to soothe swelling and discomfort. Do this for 10-15 minutes a few times as needed the first day.
  2. Cleanse very gently with lukewarm water and a mild, unscented soap to keep the area clean. Avoid scrubbing or irritating the treated skin.
  3. Do not use any exfoliating products like scrubs, toners, or chemical peels that can further inflame the skin.
  4. Avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours to allow proper healing.
  5. Wear a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen if you will be outdoors to protect treated skin from sun exposure.
  6. Watch for signs of infection like pus, oozing, increased pain, heat, and redness. Seek medical care if you notice these.
  7. If you must shave, use only an electric razor to avoid cuts and ingrown hairs.
  8. Wait 5-7 days until skin is healed before applying any creams, lotions or other hair removal methods.
  9. Exfoliate very gently with a wet washcloth after one week to prevent ingrown hairs.
  10. Schedule follow-up appointments every 4-6 weeks until the full treatment series is completed for optimal results.

Sticking to a careful skin care regimen helps minimize side effects and supports the full benefits of laser hair removal on the chin. 

Other Chin Hair Removal Options

Dealing with unwanted chin hair can be annoying and time-consuming. While laser hair removal is often touted as the most permanent solution, it may not be suitable or accessible for everyone. 

If you have an underlying medical condition, are pregnant, or simply want a budget-friendly alternative, there are other effective options to explore.

WaxingThis method involves applying wax to the chin hairs and ripping them out from the root. While waxing can be painful, it offers longer-lasting results than shaving.
ThreadingAn ancient technique, threading uses twisted threads to quickly pull out hairs one by one, similar to tweezing but faster. It is an extremely precise method.
DermaplaningA dermatologist uses a scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin and peach fuzz. This exfoliates and removes vellus hairs.
ElectrolysisA technician inserts a fine needle into each hair follicle, transmitting an electrical current to destroy the root permanently.
Depilatory CreamsThese creams dissolve hair at the skin’s surface and provide results that last longer than shaving. They can irritate sensitive skin.

Ready to Say Goodbye to Unwanted Chin Hair for Good?

laser hair removal treatment on chin

If you’re tired of dealing with coarse, dark hairs along your chin and want the freedom of smooth, hair-free skin, laser hair removal at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness is the solution.

With our advanced technology and experienced technicians, we can permanently reduce that unwanted hair growth for good. No more daily shaving or plucking!

Invest in permanent chin hair removal and enjoy the confidence that comes with silky smooth skin. Contact Ethos Spa now to schedule your free assessment – the first step toward a stubble-free life!


How Much Does Chin Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Expect to pay $60-$150 per session for just the chin area. When combined with upper lip removal, total costs are typically $50-$200 more. Most people need 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results. Discounted packages for multiple sessions are often available.

Does Laser Hair Removal on the Chin Hurt?

Patients commonly feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation during treatment. The chin has delicate skin so may be more sensitive. Taking pain medication beforehand and using anesthetic cream can provide relief. Any discomfort only lasts while the laser is active, not after.

Is Laser Hair Removal on the Chin Suitable for Dark Skin?

Yes, with proper precautions like using Nd:YAG lasers suitable for darker pigments. See before-and-after photos for applicable skin tones. Consider a test spot first. Avoid sun exposure pre-treatment. Use lower settings and spaced out sessions. Work with highly trained technicians experienced with diverse complexions.

What Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal on My Chin?

Expect to see an average reduction of 70-90% in hair growth after 4-6 sessions. Remaining hairs may be finer and lighter. Maximum results take 6-12 months as hair cycles. Permanent hair reduction is achievable with continued maintenance treatments.

What is the Best Laser for Chin Hair Removal?

The Nd:YAG laser is considered the gold standard for treating coarse, dense hair on the face and chin. It penetrates deep into the skin’s dermis layer to target the hair follicles. The Nd:YAG laser can be used safely on all skin tones due to its long wavelength. 

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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